Our expert says:
Sounds like he needs re-asessment by a proper specialist pychiatrist, and a check on the best diagnosis and treatment. Alcohol is often used by people with depression and/or anxiety disorders as it may feel as though it brings rapid relief - but in fact it worsens the disorders and undermines their proper treatment.
Depression in itself does not make it impossible to control one's behaviour, and especially is unlikely to lead one to stray ( it more often leads to a loss of interest in sex )- one remains responsible for for one's choices and hebaviours
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